High seas and low politics.
King Charles is dead and Oliver Cromwell presides over the new Commonwealth. All should be well, but for a motley crew of disaffected radicals, chief among them John Silver, England under the ‘Lord Protector’ is little better than it was before. Only at sea, under a pirate flag, can the clamourous voices of republicanism, anarchy and theocracy be heard.
This boisterously bold production follows Silver as he plies his violent trade – dodging the knife of his ruthless pursuer, Captain Mission – and exposes the class hatred and religious hypocrisy of the 17th century.